Food News
A helping hand – these Australian distilleries are pivoting from booze to hand-sanitiser production
Food & Drink

A helping hand – these Australian distilleries are pivoting from booze to hand-sanitiser production

While we know and love them for making our favourite gins, whiskies, rums and vodkas, a bunch of Australian craft distilleries are pivoting away from spirits and toward the production of arguably one of the most valuable, highly demanded products in the world right now. No, it's not toilet paper – we're talking about alcohol-based hand sanitiser. By stepping in, repurposing and adapting to meet demand in these unforeseen circumstances, distilleries have found a new revenue stream in keeping your hands clean – and it also allows them to stay open (for now) and keep their staff employed. So, if your local supermarket has run out of precious sani', don't stress – these booze makers have got your back, as always. more

Current Events
The government's new home-confinement requirements – and what it means for Queensland residents
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The government’s new home-confinement requirements – and what it means for Queensland residents

With rules differing from state to state, the ongoing government announcements and restrictions can be tricky to navigate. On Sunday March 29, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young established new directions under the state's home-confinement requirements for residents of Queensland to help slow the spread of COVID-19. What does it mean? Can you leave your house? Should you be working? Who can you visit? Here's a breakdown of the state-specific directions and how it relates to you, as a resident and member of the workforce.  more

Food News
The round-up: avoid supermarket mayhem and support local delis, fresh-food markets and international grocers
Food & Drink

The round-up: avoid supermarket mayhem and support local delis, fresh-food markets and international grocers

Right now, supermarkets are really not the most enjoyable place to be. If you're in need of essentials, perhaps look beyond the giant chains and spend your money with small local businesses at a time when they need it most. The Gold Coast has a large stable of international grocers, delis, Asian supermarkets and fresh-food markets that are open and well stocked so you can duck in and grab what you need to get you through. more

Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 01 March 31
Gentlefolk

Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 01 March 31

We’re going through a pretty crazy time together, friends. We’ve all had to adapt and make some serious changes to navigate this new world, The Weekend Edition included. You will have noticed that our usual content has shifted, but our commitment to keeping you informed with our mantra of positive media remains. The Weekend Edition is providing you with up-to-date information relating to the coronavirus crisis, breaking down news and announcements in a digestible format to help ease the stress and confusion for our community. What we’re also here to do is provide you with some positive relief, some hope and some kindness in the time of coronavirus. Introducing Good Vibes Guaranteed – your weekly dose of feel-good stories and positivity, every Tuesday morning. more

Current Events
Federal Government launches official coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to keep Aussies informed
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Federal Government launches official coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to keep Aussies informed

Now more than ever, we're glued to our phones in a bid to keep up with and decipher rapidly changing government advice, announcements and restrictions – not to mention the time we're spending scrolling through the surplus of jovial (yet highly relevant) isolation memes for a brief hit of positivity. To cut through the noise and make things a little easer, the Federal Government has launched an official coronavirus app and has joined the WhatsApp messaging service to give Australians instant access to the information they need to know. more

Event Highlights

Community
Midweek Marketta

Midweek Marketta

Free
The Sanctuary Markets

The Sanctuary Markets

Food
The Night Market at Carrara Markets

The Night Market at Carrara Markets

Food
Grazy Days Lunch at The Island Rooftop

Grazy Days Lunch at The Island Rooftop

Community
The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets Burleigh Heads

Market
Sustainable Social

Sustainable Social

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Food
Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Comedy
Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Food
Tiki Tuesday at The Cambus Wallace

Tiki Tuesday at The Cambus Wallace

Comedy
Based Comedy at Roosevelt Lounge

Based Comedy at Roosevelt Lounge

Community
Team Trivia Night

Team Trivia Night

Free
Trivia at Topgolf

Trivia at Topgolf

Music
Karaoke at The Avenue

Karaoke at The Avenue

Community
Paint & Sip at SkyPoint

Paint & Sip at SkyPoint

Food
Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

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How to support the local Gold Coast arts and music scene during the coronavirus crisis
Gentlefolk

How to support the local Gold Coast arts and music scene during the coronavirus crisis

Gold Coast, right now our beloved music and arts industry (among others) is in crisis. All over the world, musicians are being forced to cancel concerts and tours left and right to try to curb the spread of coronavirus. Industry bodies are tallying losses over $200 million in Australia's music scene alone, and there will be more to come. While public health is paramount, the cancellations have affected everyone from artists to crew, management, promoters, agents, vendors, publicists, merchandisers, drivers, loaders, riggers and everyone else who relied on live events for their income. Visual artists have also taken a heavy hit to their ability to generate a living with city-wide gallery closures forcing the cancellation of upcoming exhibitions. We're all facing a tough road ahead but if you are in a position to help, here are a few ways you can show your support to the coast's… more

Community
Plant sales to digital dance classes – how to stay occupied this weekend
Event News

Plant sales to digital dance classes – how to stay occupied this weekend

Weekends are looking very different now. While we would normally use this story to tell you about what's on across the Gold Coast, we are (for the first time in forever) urging you to stay at home. Though, it doesn't have to be boring! Sure, these are some unsettling times, but the best thing you can do is stay positive, and keep your mind and body occupied – and we're here to help! The Weekend Edition team is also at home right now – and we know what it's like to feel cooped up – so we've come up with a bunch of ways to maximise your time this weekend. We want you to fill up your days with goodness, creativity and a little bit of magic. That way, you simply won't have time for those boring jobs around the house – because, who wants to fix a toilet-roll holder when you can learn swing dancing in your lounge room? more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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It’s important to be positive and enjoy life’s crazy ride! ~ Vera Blue more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller